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Luau at The Wailea Beach Marriott

Wailea Marriott
South Maui
Dinner Included
Open Bar Included
Live Music
Luau dancers against sunset


  • Hawaiian and Polynesian culture and history depicted through song and dance
  • Spectacular fire knife dance
  • All-you-can-eat feast with variety of Hawaiian dishes and open bar with tropical cocktails
  • Traditional Hawaiian activities and games
  • Imu ceremony with unearthing of cooked pig
  • Overlooking beautiful beach and sunset as backdrop
$167 per adult
  • Evening
  • Duration 3.25 hours

Pricing & Availability


Experience the tastes and sights of Hawaiian culture and history with the Te Au Moana (“The Ocean Tide”) Luau at the oceanfront Marriott Resort in Wailea. You’ll enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast of Hawaiian cuisine, an open bar, an Imu ceremony unearthing the pig cooking in a traditional underground oven, interactive activities such as island tattoos and hula dancing, and authentic and entertaining performances with vibrant costumes depicting the stories of Hawaii and the Polynesian people, culminating in the exciting fire-knife dance. All of this takes place with a scenic backdrop of a tropical beach and a setting sun over the Pacific Ocean.

COVID-19 UPDATE (Oct 2020): The luau is scheduled to reopen in late November. All the details are still being finalized, but likely changes for the foreseeable future include 1) reduced capacity, 2) table service instead of buffet, and 3) only premium seating (with assigned tables).

Booking Tips

  • If interested in upgraded seating, it usually sells out weeks in advance, so it is recommended booking as soon as possible.

TravelShack's Choice

Why we recommend this option over others
  • Exciting fire-knife dance
  • Warm host provides insightful commentary to audience that compliments the beautiful storytelling through song and dance
  • Everyone receives fresh flower lei necklace (pending availability, otherwise a carved wooden turtle necklace)
  • Wide variety of traditional Hawaiian activities, as well as imu ceremony
  • Free self parking
  • Plentiful audience interaction
Traveler Reviews
TravelShack Customer rating:

4.9 out of 5 stars
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Guidebook Reviews

Maui Revealed Guidebook:

A luau can be a blast, and, if your time allows for one, they are highly recommended. The better ones are at the higher price end, and you should book them in advance.

In South Maui, we prefer the Marriott luau over the other option. The show is better with some audience participation, the mai tais weren’t watered down, the food was better, and the pig you saw come out of the ground is the pig you eat.

Fodor's Guidebook:

Luaus are a major attraction. You get what you pay for, and many of the best book weeks or months in advance, so reserve early. Plan your luau night early on in your trip to help you get into the Hawaiian spirit.

At the Marriott luau, there is a simply breathtaking backdrop of the ocean, and the tasty buffet serves a plethora of local staples and desserts. The performance concludes with a jaw-dropping solo fire-knife dance.

Moon Guidebook:

Attending a luau is like going to dinner theater. It’s a good opportunity to try a lot of local foods at once. If you really enjoy a good Broadway show, then you might enjoy a luau, and kids seem to love them.

The Marriott luau has a highly entertaining performance, and the backdrop of the setting sun creates a panorama you would expect from a luau in paradise.


Preferred Seating
Seating in the first 2 rows, expedited check-in, and first to buffet
$167 for ages 13+
$100 for ages 6-12
$18 for ages 5 & under
Free for ages 5 & under not occupying seat

Standard Seating
$139 for ages 13+
$85 for ages 6-12
Free for ages 5 & under


Summer (June 4 - Sept 2)
5:00 pm: Check-in begins & bar opens
5:30 pm: Program starts with activities & live music
8:15 pm: Ends (approx.)

Rest of Year
4:30 pm: Check-in begins & bar opens
5:00 pm: Program starts with activities & live music
7:45 pm: Ends (approx.)


  • South Maui
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort

10 min from Kihei
60 min from Lahaina/Ka'anapali
Frequently Asked Questions
  • The luau company (Tihati Productions) is owned by local family since its founding 50 years ago
Terms and Conditions
Cancellation Policy
  • No refunds after 24 hours prior to activity time
Tax added at checkout
  • 4.166% Hawaii sales tax (GET)
  • This luau is located in South Maui, which is 45 min - 1 hour from West Maui (Lahaina/Kaanapali).